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Brodrick's paintings include a wide range of themes, from the beauty of old growth forests to city scenes, birds, animals and people. Her works are described as serene and peaceful but can include both drama and poetic tenderness along with a unique softness and graceful sense of beauty. Her use of colors laid over each other results in hues that seem to glow from within, playing one color off the other in harmony much like a composer uses combinations of notes to form a symphony.
Brodrick studied painting in her youth and received her first scholarship at the age of 13. Her grandmother, who was a professional artist from Helsinki, Finland, guided her love of the arts. She grew up in a working artist environment. "My Grandmother helped me connect with other artists and shaped me at an early age to express myself with painting," says Brodrick.
In 1977, she moved to Fairbanks. Alaska. where the rugged lifestyle and freedom of the open country inspired her to further develop her artistic talents. Brodrick now lives in Oregon and is surrounded by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
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